CHAPMANVILLE - A man and a woman, both from the Chapmanville area, were arrested and charged after an incident in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 7.
It happened around 2 a.m. at a home on Lake Branch Road, a community located off U.S. 119 three miles north of Chapmanville and situated right across the Boone/Logan County line. The home is owned by Bernie Ferrell, who is currently serving a prison sentence on drug-related charges.
According to Chief Deputy Chad Barker with the Boone County Sheriff's Office, police received a call about a person who ran to another house in the neighborhood because she was being chased by a man at gunpoint. When police arrived, the man, who was reportedly identified as Chad Eric Surgoine, 38, fled into the home.
When officers attempted to search the home to apprehend Surgoine, Kayleigh Michelle Burke, 32, reportedly interfered with the investigation by attempting to not let them search or by giving misleading information about his whereabouts in the house.
"We've got Bernie (Ferrell) in prison, and his son may be in jail, and they're still running in and out of that house," Barker said. "I don't know how these people still have access to that. I feel that we've done our part as far as putting them in jail, but they're still somehow continuing to operate out of that place."
Surgoine was charged with fleeing on foot, obstructing and possession. Burke was charged with obstructing an officer. Barker says police were unable to corroborate the story they received in the call about the person being held at gunpoint, so no one received that charge.
Both were transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail in Holden and have since posted bond.
Dylan Vidovich is a news reporter for HD Media. Contact him by phone at 304-896-5196 or follow him on Twitter @DVidovichLB.